Southern Africa Livestock Team Video

Dec 17, 2014


This video is produced for the Biosphere Defense Project, hosted by the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory (IICAT) at the University of California. It features footage of interviews with researchers from the CLIP (Crop Livestock Intensification Project) team of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project ( The video explores issues related to climate change impacts on smallholder agriculture and livestock farming in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique and the imperatives for change; highlighting opportunities to reduce risk and increase resilience in Southern Africa.

Climate change impacts and imperatives: Small holder agriculture and livestock farming in Southern Africa from Adrian Paul Nel on Vimeo.

The video features footage of smallholder farms in the Matobo Communal Lands of Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe, and interviews with the following scientists:

Patricia Masikati, PI, crop modeler, Principal Investigator (PI) AgMIP, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Co PI, social scientist, ICRISAT, Zimbabwe

Katrien Descheemaeker, AgMIP Resource Person (ARP), livestock modeler, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Arthur C. Gama, regional economist, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources,Lilongwe, Malawi

Jairos Ruinda, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engeneering, University of Zimbabwe